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I act for some of the most well-known companies and their leaders in relation to high-profile regulatory enforcement actions, litigation, arbitration, sensitive cross border internal investigations and the management of risk, including through the implementation and evolution of corporate compliance programmes.

My sectoral experience spans energy and natural resources, financial services, retail and consumer, transport and infrastructure, telecoms and sport. I have advised on matters relating to over twenty jurisdictions and have on-the-ground experience in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean.

My clients have included, FTSE100, CAC40 and Fortune 500 companies, Tier 1 banks, Formula One teams, luxury brands, private equity firms, Fintechs, entrepreneurs, National Governing Bodies and nation-states.
 
I have acted as an expert witness on English law (including in particular the Bribery Act 2010) and act in an outsourced General Counsel capacity for HNW individuals and their businesses.

I am part of the Inclusiveness, Diversity and Culture team and lead the Fieldfisher network for underrepresented groups within the legal sector.

I have a particular interest in the overlap between corporate culture, governance and risk and my unique legal, commercial and sectoral experience has led to instructions by quasi-public bodies to conduct wide-ranging and sensitive reviews, examining issues stemming from and relating to organisational culture, communication and leadership.

I was previously elected to the Bar Council and served as a magistrate in my local community. I act as mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation, have served as a governor of an OFSTED ‘outstanding’ rated school and am an ambassador to Young Enterprise. I sit on the advisory board of one of Europe’s largest contemporary art fairs and serve as a trustee of a charity that seeks to promote access and participation in sport (particularly for young women and underprivileged groups, both in the UK and overseas).

Prior to my career at the Bar I worked in Westminster for a former member of the Cabinet and was a founding Board Member of an organisation which seeks to improve ties between the UK and India. I have represented the University of Cambridge and the Bar of England & Wales at cricket.

What others say…

Specialises in representing companies and their leaders in white-collar criminal defence, cross-border investigation and corporate compliance matters.

Global Investigations Review 100 (2022)

Provides high quality advice and has a strong advocacy background.

Legal 500, 2023 (Risk Advisory – Corporate)

Working with Shiv Haria-Shah is a total pleasure – he listens, processes and advises in a very clear and precise manner. Challenges are made much easier by his flexibility and focus on a successful objective: he stays calm and relies on his expert knowledge of the law to ensure projects are completed successfully.

Legal 500, 2023 (Risk Advisory – Corporate)

He is a delight to have on your team.

Legal 500, 2023 (Risk Advisory – Corporate)

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